The IRS Is Launching ‘Free File’ Today

The Internal Revenue Service reports that Free File, the IRS’ online tax preparation and e-filing program, will launch this Friday at IRS.gov/freefile. This service is made...

Will Tax Refunds be Threatened Because of Target’s Data Breach?

Identity theft is getting worse, and some say the recent breach at Target could be just the beginning of a surge in credit card...

‘Three Sistas in the Kitchen’ in Michigan Share Their Recipe for Success

Three Sistas in the Kitchen is the restaurant family built and the community demanded. Zinta Aistars has the story. Someone is singing in the kitchen....

10 Financial Lessons from Older Americans

Karl Pillemer is a gerontologist and a self-described person who "goes directly to the self-help aisle in the megabookstore." He combined these two passions...

Does the Crisis Surrounding U.S. Retirement Have a ‘Racial Component’?

More than three-fifths of Black working-age households – 62 percent – have no assets in a retirement account, according to a new study by...

LISTEN: Michelle Singletary Explains the ‘Financial Fast’

Washington Post financial columnist Michelle Singletary talks with the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the ins and outs of a 21-day financial fast. Source: Black America Web

Why the Welfare of Children Should Be the #1 Priority of All Americans in...

Your Take: Five ways every American can get involved in improving the outcome for a child. In a recent conversation about declining student performance, a frustrated...

Young People, Please Stop Trying to ‘Keep Up With The Joneses’

Do you truly know if you are doing ok financially? Well, according to a new survey conducted in October 2013, if you’re a millennial,...

Does Money Change the Way Some People Think and Behave?

The term "affluenza" -- a portmanteau of affluence and influenza, defined as a "painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste, resulting from...

Janet Yellen Faces an Uphill Battle as Head of the Federal Reserve

Janet Yellen will be the next head of the Federal Reserve. The Senate confirmed her in a 56-26 vote Monday. Yellen has served as vice...

How to Organize Your Estate Before It’s Too Late

I recently attended my son’s class celebration and during the event I started talking to one of the moms. We exchanged the normal pleasantries...

Why You Should Keep Business and Personal Expenses Separate

Earlier this year I had to go to Norway for work. My girlfriend wanted to come too, so we combined business with pleasure, staying...

On Women and Money

Ok ladies, let's talk. Money is often a taboo subject, and while many of us quietly worry about our families' financial future or struggle...

WSJ: Technician says 2014 Will be Year of ‘Major Financial Reversals’

In what may be the bearish call to end all bearish calls, one technician believes 2014 will be the year of "major reversals," with...